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Schleswig-Holstein

Environmental impact assessment

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

An environmental impact assessment (EIA) is required as part of the approval process for a large number of projects, plans and programs that are expected to have a significant impact on the environment. These include, for example, freeways, federal highways, railroads, waterways, dykes, sewage treatment plants, landfills, high-voltage power lines, industrial zones or facilities or intensive livestock farming (projects), but also land use and development plans.

In an EIA procedure, the effects of the project on humans, animals and plants, water, soil, noise, air, climate, cultural and material assets as well as the resulting interactions are examined, described and evaluated prior to the decision. The results of the environmental impact assessment are summarized in the so-called environmental report and must be taken into account in the official decisions.

The public must be involved in the EIA.

The EIA is a dependent part of the relevant administrative approval procedure, which serves to decide on the respective project (so-called "piggyback procedure").


Who should I contact?

To the authority that is also responsible for the approval of the project (approval procedure/"carrier procedure").

Which documents are required?
  • Site plans,
  • Descriptions,
  • Information required for the assessment of the project.

As further documents may be required, it is recommended that you contact the responsible office in advance.

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is determined by the state ordinance on administrative fees. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

Legal basis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVPG),
  • State law on environmental impact assessment (State Environmental Impact Assessment Act - LUVPG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Fee Schedule) - VwGebV.
What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein" and on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the authority that is also responsible for the approval of the project (approval procedure/"carrier procedure").

Which documents are required?

  • Site plans,
  • Descriptions,
  • Information required for the assessment of the project.

As further documents may be required, it is recommended that you contact the responsible office in advance.

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is determined by the state ordinance on administrative fees. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

Legal basis

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVPG),
  • State law on environmental impact assessment (State Environmental Impact Assessment Act - LUVPG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Fee Schedule) - VwGebV.

What else should I know?

Further information can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein" and on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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